GP Blog


World Menopause Day 2019

To mark World Menopause Day 2019 we spoke to Miss Neela Mukhopadhaya, Consultant in Gynaecology here at One Hatfield Hospital. In this film Miss Mukhopadhaya explains why understanding the menopause and receiving specialist care is so important. She talks through signs and symptoms, diagnosis and treatment option:      If you have any concerns Miss Neela…


Mr Bal Dhinsa discusses common foot & ankle injuries in amateur athletes

Mr Bal Dhinsa, Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon at One Ashford Hospital addresses common foot and ankle injuries which are often seen with amateur athletes.    Lateral Ligament Injury This typically occurs when the foot is rolled inwards, either from a mis-step or following a tackle. The injury tends to be worse if the foot…


Knee Replacement – Fact vs. Fiction with Mr Chan Jeer

  The knee is the largest hinge joint within the body and over 70,000 knee replacements are carried out in England and Wales each year.  Mr Chan Jeer, Consultant Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon at One Ashford Hospital explains treatment options available, before requiring knee replacement surgery and what the future holds for those who undergo the procedure….


What is Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty surgery is now available at One Ashford Hospital, but what exactly does it involve?   Consultant Plastic Surgeon Miss Anita Hazari explains what is involved in cosmetic eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) and what you can expect from the procedure.   Blepharoplasty Surgery The skin loses its elasticity and our muscles slacken with age. For the eyelids…


Balance Awareness

by Ms Joanna C Stephens, Consultant Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeon Balance problems are very common and affect many people at some point in their lives. Whilst a balance problem is happening it can be very distressing and worrying for the patient, but many of these conditions are treatable and will subside in time. If…


Exciting times ahead with the appointment of our new Outpatient Manager

  One Ashford Hospital is delighted to announce the appointment of Esther Tanton as our new Outpatient Manager.   Esther initially joined One Ashford as a bank nurse in 2018, working in Pre-Assessment. In February 2019, she took on a permanent role in the same department as a full-time junior sister. Esther found this to…


One Ashford ENT Consultant teaches pioneering surgery

    This summer has been a busy academic one for Ms Codruta Neumann, ENT surgeon at One Ashford Hospital.  She taught ear surgery in Romania to ENT specialists at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca.           Ms Neumann then went on to present her results to the international ear…


Paediatric Allergy Testing. How is Allergy identified, and how do we treat it?

We asked Consultant Paediatrician, Dr Chinedu Nwokoro: What is Allergy? Allergy is present when the immune system produces a harmful or irritant reaction to food, airborne or other trigger substances (known as allergens).    Is it the same as Food Intolerance? No. Food Allergy is different from food intolerance.  Food intolerance may be caused by other non-allergic…


Back Pain: Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

  More and more people are suffering with back, neck and muscular disorders in the UK today. The impact on our working life is increasing with more than 31 million working days lost at a cost of £14bn to the economy.   Most people will experience an episode of acute back pain at some point,…


Knee osteotomy – the alternative to knee replacement

Our consultant orthopaedic knee surgeon Mr Minhal Chatoo talks through knee osteotomy procedures at One Hatfield Hospital. Find out about patient suitability, the procedure and results   Mr Chatoo will be delivering a lecture to GPs on knee osteotomy at our Hot Topics Lecture Day at Watford Football Club on Tuesday 17th September  Book your…